The Essentials of Teaching in Secondary Classrooms
For General Secondary Methods, Student Teaching/Field Experiences courses, and Alternative Certification courses.Based on twenty-five years' experience, this clear, reader-friendly methods text provides an overview of the most essential information needed in order to understand how best to teach in the secondary classroom. The text's eleven targeted chapters distill a vast amount of information down to critical fundamentals, while still incorporating pertinent current research and tying practice to national standards. Chapters are organized to focus, first, on the student who is becoming a teacher; next, on the students he or she will teach; and, finally, on the challenge of creating and implementing meaningful, effective instruction. The result is a practical resource that can help soon-to-be-teachers begin the process of becoming experts in their chosen profession.
- Paperback | 288 pages
- 206.76 x 273.81 x 17.02mm | 625.95g
- 15 Nov 2004
- Pearson Education (US)
- United States
Table of contents
PART I: YOU: YOUR ROLE AND PROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENT. 1. Your Role as a Secondary Teacher. 2. The School Environment. PART II: YOUR STUDENTS: UNDERSTANDING AND WORKING WITH ADOLESCENTS. 3. Understanding the Nature and Diversity of Adolescents. 4. Classroom Management. 5. Students with Special Needs. PART III: YOUR CHALLENGE: EFFECTIVELY TEACHING SECONDARY STUDENTS. 6. Planning for Instruction. 7. The Art of Effective Teaching. 8. Implementing Instruction: Making Each Class Period Count. 9. Your Content Area: Using Resources and Technology to Become an Expert in Your Field. 10. Effective Assessment. 11. The Reflective Practitioner: Final Thoughts on Becoming a True Professional Glossary.
About M. Grace Mitchell
Grace Mitchell has been in the field of education for 35 yearn, seining as a teacher, guidance counselor, and administrator in public schools at the secondary level. At the college level, she served as Director of Teacher Education at Davidson College for 9 years and continues to work with many colleges and public school systems in the area of teacher preparation. She is currently a faculty member in the Department of Educational Leadership at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.